When Larry Thorpe was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame during its inaugural ceremony in 2007 he was already a legend of the industry (after all, you don’t get in with the likes of Roone Arledge without having built up some solid street credibility). And since then he has only continued to add to his resume, most notably with his work at Canon USA as senior fellow where he has guided Canon’s efforts with respect to next-generation formats like UHD and HDR.
A constant innovator, Thorpe has worked his magic across continents, companies, and industries, leaving an indelible trail of success throughout the broadcast world.
Thorpe earned an early reputation for innovation as the project manager on the world’s first automated color studio camera, then revolutionized imaging with the charge-coupled device (CCD) before turning his attention to the HD technology that he made a worldwide, multi-industry phenomenon. His decades of devotion have changed the way the world watches television.